The learning techniques and schedules your child might practice at home can have a huge impact on their cognitive abilities in the long term. That is why it is important to maintain a sense of continuity between their homes and the classroom. This especially applies to students as they move from their summer breaks to a higher grade. Here are a few things to keep in mind in constructing a smooth home to school transition.
Child Centric Routine: We come back home from school or work in the hopes of a respite, but it is necessary to ensure that it is also a space of practice and sustaining one’s learning curve. That is why it is critical to custom-build your child’s routine at home. For example, assigning an hour a day to either homework or engaging in activities that can further help in comprehending subjects from school. Creating a context around the abstract concepts learned in school through home projects can also be extremely effective.
Social Skills: It’s not always about practicing school work. Children need to understand the importance of developing social skills. This could include learning how to participate in dialogue, teamwork, problem-solving, and so on. It is important that there be an opportunity for children to hone their abilities to socialize and exchange and receive information in their own unique way. Developing one’s social skills also allows for collaborative learning.
Journaling: This could be a sort of personal report card for your child. It gives them an avenue to creatively express what they have learned and experienced in the course of their time in school and home. By writing or illustrating short notes on their thoughts and emotions, children effectively begin to draw associations and reflect on what they are taught a daily basis. Additionally, it helps keep a record of the particulars your child’s cognitive capabilities.
Talk to Them: We will say this many times over – Open up and talk! There is not enough stress on the importance of regularly having an honest conversation with your children. For young kids, every lesson, every teacher, or every classroom could have varying degrees of impact on their learning curves. That is why it is essential to know what they are feeling and how they’re processing different bouts of information acquired at school.